The Results of our Treatment
Many of our clients with psychosis are people who have not done at all well in prior treatment.
Many of our clients with psychosis are people who have not done at all well in prior treatment. Despite this fact, within a few weeks or months of entering treatment, most are moving towards independent living and a productive lifestyle.
Results of Treatment for our current clients with a psychotic disorder
Across the US, rates of paid employment for people with serious mental illness are generally in the range of 20%. Our clients are almost twice as likely as the national average to be employed in the first six months of treatment because we provide individualized vocational counseling. Many of our clients also have volunteer jobs.
Seventy-eight percent of our clients are living independently after 6 months of treatment. Just about all of our clients want to live independently, with no in-home supervision, and the large majority do so. We ensure that the quality of life in the independent living situation is high. A nice home with easy access to local facilities, a pleasant neighborhood, friends to live with, a clean and healthy environment and opportunities for a decent social life with indoor and outdoor recreational activities are the things that our case managers, our basic attendance staff and our psychosocial clubhouse aim to make possible.
Many of our clients with serious mental illness have some kind of a problem with substance use, mostly alcohol and marijuana, when they arrive. Because these habits can impede recovery from a psychotic disorder we pay close attention to them. Over the past two years we have seen a reduction in the amount of substance use for clients in treatment with us for each length of time category (0-6 months, 7-24 months, and 2-10 years). We provide a thorough assessment to detect difficulties with substance use and, where needed, individual and group substance-use counseling, toxicology screening and other appropriate treatment. Of necessity, we are a dual diagnosis facility.